This is our day guide for Monday August 9th 2021 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on August 9th 2021

National Rice Pudding Day

National Rice Pudding Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Rice Pudding Day

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National Book Lovers Day

National Book Lovers Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Book Lovers Day

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National Veep Day

National Veep Day

One of those holidays that recognizes the fact there is a contingency in case something major happens - in this case, the replacement of the US President.

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Indigenous Day

Indigenous Day

Indigenous people speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

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Public Holidays on August 9th 2021

Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year

Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Marks Quito's declaration of independence from Spain in 1809

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Spicemas

Spicemas

This Carnival in August has its roots in the Catholic Carnival observed at the start of Lent

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Adivasi Divas

Adivasi Divas

Observed on August 9th, on the UN's International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

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Mountain Day

Mountain Day

A new holiday since 2016, celebrating the nation's mountains. Mountain Day is intended is to provide “opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains".

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Samoan Father's Day

Samoan Father's Day

Father's Day in Samoa is a public holiday on the Monday after the second Sunday in August

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Singapore National Day

Singapore National Day

Singapore declared independence from Britain in August 1963 and gained its own sovereignty on August 9th 1965

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National Women's Day

National Women's Day

The holiday commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the pass

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Indigenous People's Day

Indigenous People's Day

Observed on the United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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USA Victory Day

USA Victory Day

Marks victory over Japan on August 15th 1945. State and local government offices are closed. Federal offices remain open.

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Zimbabwe Heroes' Day

Zimbabwe Heroes' Day

Honours those who gave their lives in Zimbabwe's struggle for independence

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